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    November 30, 2012
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>> good morning. i am heather childers. >> and i am heather nauert. it is friday november 30th. it is time for the top 5@5:00. a measure that prevents terrorists from being transferred from guantanamo bay. diane fine stein commissioned a report that was looking into u.s. locations that might have
been suitable for housing those detainees. >> frustrations boiling over for residents in staten island new york who went to a town hall meeting begging fema for help in the wake of super storm sandy and felt their calls went unanswered. > (inaudible yelling) >> we can nt go nowhere. >> i don't know what's going on here. >> over 700 people were there many couldn't fit into the auditorium. >> the united nations voting to we can niez a palestinian state. -- to recognize a palestinian state. >> thousands of people celebrating in the west bank. general assembly officially changed the palestinian status from u.n. observer to an
observer state. >> palestine is not a state. when the u.n. engages in this kind of activity shows a real lack of commitment to stop it from happening. netanyahu says the vote violates past agreements. >> george h.w. bush rapidly improving in the hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted for bronchitis and readmitted the day after thanksgiving. the doctors at the methodist hospital say the condition was never serious but wanted to prevent it from becoming pneumonia. former president bush could be released as early as this weekend. >> we know two people have won the record $580 million power ball jackpot. we will find out who one of them is today. that person bought his or her ticket at this gas station in missouri. lottery officials will announce
who it is today. his son talked to tv crews about the big news. >> i didn't win the lottery but he laz won the lottery. i am happy for him. he worked hard in life. he won't have to any more. >> he will split the prize with the person in arizona. that person remains a mystery. they have no law that protect the the identity of the winner like other states do. they will release the winner's name. >> this is not a game. jobs are on the line, the american economy is on the line. this is a moment for adult leadership. >> speaker of the house john boehner giving his take on the lack of progress made in the fiscal cliff talks. and adds tensioas tensions rise capitol hill obama will be pushing his fiscal cliff plan at a toy factory today. >> peter doocy has more on that.
>> the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell listening to tim geithner layout the proposal to avoid the cliff. it was so one-sided rich mcconnell reportedly said he burst into laughter. republicans claiming three want a balanced approach and they want to raise revenue without killing jobs and they are going public with their frustrations. >> i am disappointed in where we are. i am disappointed in what's happened over the last couple of weeks. but going over the fiscal cliff is , i am trying to resolve it. >> democrats want republicans to slow down and realize what they are offering is not new. it's the sail debt pl-- same de plan president obama had in the american jobs act. it's not a new stimulus it is
something that has been on the table for over a year. >> something should a political price be paid in order for congress to do its job to make sure the united states of america pays its bills and does not default for the first time in history is deeply irresponsible. it was deeply irresponsible in the summer of 2011 and would be deeply irresponsible if we were to see that kind of approach taken again. >> oo there were whispers there was a deal coming together. the white house says they are ready to compromise but republicans need to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. >> the fiscal cliff deal,
charles krauthammer is talking about it. he calls it quote insulting. >> it's not just a bad deal. what geithner offers on the street robert e. lee was offered easier terms and he lost the civil war. democrats won by 3 percent of the voeft and they did not hold the house. republicans won the house. this is not the condition of surrender but that's what the administration is asking the republicans. they are not only cuts there are increase in spending with a new stimulus. this is almost unheard of. what do they expect? they obviously expect they will cave on everything. i think they ought to simply walk away. the president is the president. he is the leader. they are remanning republicans explain all of the cuts they
want to mac. we had that movie a year and a half ago where paul ryan presented a budget a serious real budget with real cuts, obama was supposed to give a speech in which he would respond with a counteroffer. he gave a speech we had ryan sitting in the front row. he called the ryan proposal unamerican offered nothing and read on a med scare in the next 18 months. they expect republicans are going to do this again? republicans are going to walk on this. >> moving right along to stories you can bank on this morning, have you ever booked a vacation on-line and maybe wondered where all of the fees came from? a new report says you are not alone in the hotels may be to blame. shocker. joining us with more is robert gray. i found it interesting, the phrase, drift pricing? >> drift pricing it drifts over
to your bill. resort fees you go to the web site you think i am booking this for x dollars a night and it's 50 percent more according to some reports. it's everything from newspapers to the gym in some cases internet access that will you would take for granted and not even know you are getting charged for. >> similar to the airlines with extra fees. >> $1 trillion for extra loans. >> it may be a trillion dollars for giving some of the debt. $470 billion potential debt. >> this could be a trillion dollars of debt. it is moupting now to 13.4 percent default rate. tuition has been soaring. opening up a can of worms in bad
way. >> it is not the ones born in 2013. >> according to the economists which is a sister the economist mag zone it's switzerland. i don't know if it's the chocolates in the alps or fondue. they looked at quality of life, trusting government stability of the economy notice the peripheral nations there because of the civility of the economy. the debt load knocks the u.s. all of the way down to a not so sweet sixteen. >> wow. number 16. >> we were number one. >> germany fell farther tied with us. >> i still say we are number one. >> thank you so much. appreciate it adds always. >> deanna is here with us this mornin -- janice dean, you have been following this major storm that has been brewing out west for
days. >> it will be a major event heading into the weekend. 10-20 inches of rain for parts of northern california into goern. not only today but for the weekend it will be a significant flooding event as well as 50 to 60 to 70 miles an hour winds. very impactful as you can see heading into saturday and saturday and monday. 4sh 8 inches on top of some of the rain totals you have already seen 6 inches of rain and the snow is going to certainly pile up in the see aierra and cascad where you can see 3 feet of new snow. great news for skiers but they have to take the rain and the
flooding and the unfortunate side of mud slides in the area. >> janice, thank you so much. happy friday. >> they don't call them new york's finest for nothing. new york city police officer's act of kindness caught on camera. it is sweeping the nation. >> this officer giving a brand new pair of warm boots this officer paid for himself. he gave them to a pabarefoot homeless man on a very cold night. >> we are hearing from that cop turned angel. linda schmidt has more now. >> i looked down at this gentlemen's feet you could see the blisters from a distance. it was so cold i knew i had to do something. >> 25-year-old police officer has become an overnight hero and sen sayings after his generosity was captured on camera unbee known to him. a tourist snapped a picture of him give ago homeless man in times square a pair of all weather boots on a freezing
night two weeks ago. >> we had no socks no shoes on or anything. i went up to him i was like where are your shoes. he said it's okay officer i have never had a pair of shoes but god bless you thank you for doing what you are doing. it had taken me back. >> deprimo went into a nearby sketchers store and he used his own money to buy the homeless man to give him a pair of boots. >> knelt down put the socks, boots on him. you want to grab a cup of coffee maybe get something to eat. he said no, listen you have done enough. he said god bless you and be safe. >> the store manager was so moved officer deprimo's newhart he gave the officer his employee discount to help him out. so the # $99 boots fos 49.50. >> it was inspiring. the other man ger that was here well.
listen this is a great thing this is what we should do all together. came second nature offer the discount. >> the woman who took this picture jennifer foster was visiting new york from arizona. she worked with the county sheriff's office out there. she posted the picture on the nypd official facebook page and it went viral. >> i heard him quite clearly say i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. the gentlemen sat down against the wall. i am telling you his face lit up. he smiled. >> officer deprimo was praud to show the cuff links they gave him for doing such a great job. the officer carries the repeat with him from the boots he bought. >> i keep it in my bulletproof vest i mostly keep it because i think it's an important reminder especially now some people have it really tough. when you are having a bad day you might thi it can't get any worse you see something like this and you remember people have it worse.
>> an mazing officer. officer deprimo will join us later on fox and friends today. that's at 8:50 a.m. eastern time. >> that's a great story. favorite story of the week. >> time now 13 after the top of the hour. coming up the governor who wants to call a christmas tree a holiday tree getting an earful from o'reilly. >> you are not doing the right thing. >> i don't make anybody happy. >> everybody is unhappy with you. >> the entire heated exchange is next. >> do something that's legal but you can still get fired for it? >> should employees smoking legalized pot in certain states get handed pink slips from their jobs? we will tell you about that. [ male announcer ] when a major hospital wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac!
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>> 17 after the top of the hour. a judge has given the green light to give 19 executives bonuses totalling $1.75 million. the bonuses come as 18,000 workers are set to lose their job when the company lick dates. the se -- lick whiliquidates. the government blaming rebels for the outage. this all comes as the white house announces it is considering providing more aid to the syrian rebels. 18 minutes after the hour. now it is time to look at who is talking. the governor lincoln casey is coming under fire for his decision to change the christmas tree to a holiday tree. bill o'reilly confronted him on the issue. listen to this. >> that super seeds the governors of rhode island with
all due respect. there's a tradition to the christmas tree. it's there in context. so guys like you come in and the previous governors i am sure there are people in other places. we don't want the christmas tree tradition any more. that's what t's people off. you say you want people to be happy they are not happy. they want a christmas tree to be a christmas tree. there's no holiday tree. there's no tradition of holiday tree. >> did you have to go to public school and have to say the lord's prayer in public school? >> i did. get this. first we had to say the pledge of allegiance but all of us had to say the lord's prayer. but then the supreme court ruled that that should not be that all students non christians have to say a christian prayer. there was outrage just like there is now with the tree. now you look back on it and you say of course you can't ask non
christians to say a christian prayer if public school. these controversies you generate them here but they shouldn't be controversies. >> there are two different issues. >> no, not at all. >> a christmastime is a symbol. it's not a symbol of religion. >> you like to make a lot of controversy. >> you are the guy making the controversy. all i want to do is keep the traditions of christmas that make most americans happy. the polls show 90 percent of americans celebrate christmas and they want to call it the christmas tree. you are in the minority. you are imposing your will and you are making people unhappy in a season of joy. you are not doing the right thing, governor. >> there you go, bill. it is now 20 minutes after the hour. next on the rundown there's a health alert. glass was found in a cholesterol pill used by 4 million americans. we will tell you what you need to know. >> sick of the holiday headache?
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>> welcome back. time now for the fox news health picks. a roundup of the top medical stories. >> we are previewing great stories on fox news if you take the cholesterol lowering pill lipitor listen up. the fda says the drug maker has halted production of the generic version of the pill. they found out how glass particles ended up in some
bottles. the maker has 40 lost earlier this month. surprisingly unhealthy food rice cakes. organic junk food. rice cakes are low in calories and a good option if you are kraiing a crunchy snack low in calories. the problem also low in nutrition. labels can really be deceiving. just because it says multi grain doesn't mean whole grains somewhere in the box there are grains even if it's a box of sugar puffs. just because you eat organic ice cream doesn't mean you are not going to pack on the sugar. it is sugar regardless of organ you can or not. hangovers, paying for it in the morning nausea, headache and dry mouth what should you do to fight the dreaded alcohol induced fluish feeling water,
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>> good morning. welcome back to "fox & friends first". i am heather nauert. >> i am heather childers. it is half past the top of the hour. the top five stories making news for you at this hour. we begin with this. army private bradley manning speaking publicly for the first time since his arrest in 2010 for allegedly providing classified information for the web site wikileaks. he thought he was doomed to die that's a quote in custody. he pleaded guilty to 8 lesser charges in which he faces 16 years in prison. however manning has not pled
guilty to any of the major offenses. he is trying to get the judge to dismiss the charges against him because they argued the military treated him too harshly. >> the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the senate homeland security committee saying it does not have so-called man traps despite the recommendation from the state department's inspector generals three years ago. now man traps are special holding areas for visitors. that is something republican senator susan collins says might have slowed down the terror attack that left u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans dead back on september 11th. >> governor january brewer slapped with a lawsuit over immigration rights. for driver's licenses for young immigrants. those young people were given work permits and avoided
deportation under president obama's dream act. they claim not having a driver's license makes it difficult for them to go to school and work. they call brewer's move unconstitutional. >> cot sound of your baby crying actually be a sign of autism? there is new research that suggests pitch and the crying of babies as young as 6 months could determine their risk to develop autism. the higher more variable the pitch the grart the risk of a-- grart the risk of autism. they help the information can help identify children at risk for the disease much earlier in life. >> so sweet, though. >> talk about a very close encounter with a hump back whale. >> oh my god. that's -- >> the whale getting very close to a small canoe in australia as you heard it actually made the
little girl that was taping the whole thing that little squeak you heard made her nervous. she was in a boat when a giant whale swam up to them and under the canoe. luckily they were just fine. that's your 5@5:30. speaking of eaten up it was a power lunch yesterday at washington. president obama and mitt romney coming face to face for the first time since their last presidential debate. that meeting taking place at the white house. it appears that they talked about the country's leadership. they are still not making much progress in the fiscal cliff. >> doug is live from washington. >> either way they stave off the fiscal cliff. spending cuts at the end of the fiscal year. it has really shocked
republicans this year on capitol hill. they say it calls for, for one thing, $1.6 trillion in new tax hikes over a decade. it is also stimulus spending and the spending cuts. both sides are necessary to reduce the deficit. those the president would largely tackle later perhaps next year. >> first despite the claims that the president supports a balanced approach, the democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts. no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. listen, this is not a game. jobs are on the line. the american economy is on the line and this is a moment for adult leadership. >> perhaps most su prirprising the white house proposal to get
the president just about unlimited power to raise the nation's debt sealiceiling and w more and more money unless they reject. these will be tough negotiations ahead. we got a little sample of this yesterday from senate majority leader talking to john boehner. >> i don't understand his brain. you should ask him. >> not much time to get this done. the president meantime flies to pennsylvania for a campaign style rally to sell his plan. back to you guys. >> in certain states out west it is legal to smoke marijuana just to get high. does that mean you might not be able to get away with it without serious consequences. dan springer gets into the legal and professional leave.
>> they may be in for a rude awakening. they can smoke pot legally in their home but get fired for a drug test. it is still ill legal drug and businesses have a right to have a drug free workplace. business owners are worried because they feel it will be harder to hire workers and drive up legal bills when they fire employees. medical experts say the high lasts between 2 and 3 hours but the drug can still be detected in the system for up to a week. one of the gray areas is how long the person stays impaired. a doctor told me reaction times can be slowed for 24-hours. it could be a major liability for business owners. >> you put a small business owner right in the middle of a vice a government requires you to do this state law requires that, and you are stuck in the middle. >> then there's the issue of union workers playing by a whole different set of rules than any
one else. union lawyers say pot should be treated just like alcohol. if it is smoked in the home there will should be no punishment at all. because they use arbitration not a court system they don't have much success for those fired over marijuana. >> off duty conduct has no impact on the job. it would be the employer's burden. >> the real winners are the lawyers who get a lot more work. heather and heather back to you. dan springer reporting for us. thank you, dan. >> before you leave the house this morning let's get the first degree weather update with janice dean. >> much of the country remains quiet with exception to the west coast where we have a series of storm systems that will bring inches of rain, 20 inches of rain. flash flooding is possible for
much of northern central california up towards oregon. we could see wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour. this will be an event that lasts well into the weekend and into next week. the other big story is the warm-up across the plains where we see temperatures 10-30 degrees above average. beautiful for the end of november into december. and one last thing, ladies, i want to focus on hawaii. our 50th state something we don't tend to do enough. we need to see the love for hawaii. look at that. 80 degrees for all of the islands and if you want to see weather in your neighborhood tweet me janice dean fox. >> your personal weather woman. >> alaska yesterday, hawaii today. >> now it is time for a look at your starting lineup. sports stories of the day. first up thursday night
football. the atlantic falcons defense making all of the difference. they interrupted new orleans saints quarterback drew brees five times. it is a key win 21-13. they remember this one all too well. mariana rivera tearing the acl at the beginning of the last season. it is not over for the sand man. the yankees and rivera have agreed on a one-year $10 million deal. >> could the end of the road be near for u.s. women's goalie hope solo. team usa's new coach takes over in january. will solo be in his plan? the question is whether the new coach thinks her play out weighs the controversy she is known for. it is now about 20 minutes before the hour. no food, no heat and no health. the victims of super storm sandy are giving fema a real piece of their mind. listen to this.
you think this is a joke? >> we will go live to staten island. that is the scene of last night's heated town hall. that's coming up next. >> does it sound familiar, you are always checking your cell phone for the next text message? is it because your phone is contagious.
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>> here's a quick look at headlines this morning. members of the senate voting yesterday to speed up troop withdrawal from afghanistan. president obama says he wants all 66,000 troops out of that country by 2014. the latest senate vote back in a quickened pace could influence the president's timetable.
check this out a brand new video that is just in our newsroom from the person believed to be the other power ball jackpot winner caught on surveillance camera. the guy gets real licks sited when he checks out a ticket he reportedly purchased in that state. he shows the winner number to the clerk and a couple of customers. that's the guy. >> frustrations boiling over for sandy victims in staten island new york. held by town and fema officials. listen. >> you think this is a joke? >> robert moses is live for us with details. >> good morning to you. good morning everyone. this area of staten island got pupil melled. hundreds packed into long island
for a meeting with officials as well as representties from city agencies and fema. they wanted answers about damaged homes temporary housing and air quality. they were told to write down their questions. the meeting quickly evolve into a shouting match with residents pleading for help. >> no one is doing what's right for us. >> my ohm owner's insurance offered me $150. what can i do with that? i need to rebuild. sir, i need your attention, please. >> the middle class is getting the royal finger. what did he say? fema worked for me. fema isn't doing nothing still. they have gone around in a circle. >> i have been on the news i have been all over the television i still cannot find the department. and many times the man who organized that meeting the staten island borough president had to tell people to calm down.
he even said i guess you don't want to pass this meeting. clearly an emotional time for staten island residents who continue the process of cleaning up and rebuilding it's a process that will take a long time. that is the latest live from staten island this morning. heather, back to you. >> so hard for so many families. >> the time now is about almost 15 minutes to the top of the hour. her daughter is sick with a did he doily disease why did this woman kidnap her 11-year-old from the hospital. details on the desperate mom and the manhunt ahead. >> we will show you some of the hottest toys from christmas. these are all under 100. >> first let's check in with a kid himself at heart anyway brian kilmeade to see what's coming up on "fox & friends." >> great show as usual. coming up in about 14 minutes
it's that time of year again. rick gets out of bed early gets on his climbing suit and repels down 22 stories live with the general manager of the new york yankees. the picture of a selfless cop giving boots to a homeless man it went viral. we have this cop right here and surprises including geraldo rivera who seems very nice. all coming up on "fox & friends."
>> 10 minutes to the top of the hour. a desperate search is underway for an 11-year-old girl with leukemia. these sur slains photfoet -- ph show her mother taking her from the hospital. she changed her clothes and
walked right outdoors. the young girl could die from an infection doctors are worried. checking your cell phone is not only addicting it's contagious. after watching college students in dining halls researchers found the stew dints were more likely to check their phones when their companions had done so just a few seconds before. interesting. heather? >> thank you so much. it is time for our holiday wish list. it's our weekly segment that gives you ideas for this year's hottest gifts. today it is all about kids. here with six gift ideas is toy jackie briar. >> this one is a school table by play school. it is little kids. >> it is 6 to 36 months. it grows with the child. it has legs so you can play it standing up as well. it is great for educational learning it has letters,
numbers, colors but it also let's kids really rock out. >> it is a lot of fun. >> my kids loved it. >> second thing for kids a little older is the ipex piano. >> it combines high-tech with classic play of piano. you can play it without the ipad you can play the piano and with the ipad you can then play games that teach you how to read music and play your favorite songs. it is a great product. >> for kids ages 3-6. >> the leap pad 2 this is hot for kids a little older. >> tablets are huge. this is a tablet for the youngest kid. it let's kids be like mom and dad ages 3 and up. it has educational apps e books and has a camera on front and back. >> can you add just it for a 3-year-old or a 5-year-old?
>> yes, the apps and educational content can be adjusted. you can download anew stuff all of the time. >> how much? >> $99. >> well worth it. >> this thing is a very popular company. we have this in our home. >> it is great. family love to travel for the holidays. it's a little tough on the younger ones ages 6-7. they can scoot along on their own carry on luggage. parents can pull them along if they don't want to scoot on their own. >> is this stirred de enough you can check it as a bag? >> you can. you can catch it you can carry it on. you can customize it. >> and inside here. >> we have something i love. this is from moofashion place.c. it comes with a gift card. let the girls be a fashion
designer they can design their own jewelry or clothes. they pick whatever style they like color, design, they make a little label so they can show all their friends they designed these clothes. >> this is something you order it on-line and design it on-line and the label has a little girl's name on it andrea fashions? >> fantastic. love that idea. >> finally we have something for kids a little older. it is a super cool thing you can control with your tablet or cell phone. it has a camera on board live streaming video for your tablet. you can up load it to facebook spy on your little brother. >> spy on your parents. >> it is a cool piece of technology. >> this is 99 as well. >> $99. it is called the wi-fi intruder. >> jackie briar toy
>> we will have an update for you lart today fox and friends next we have the hottest gifts for the men in your life. that is another show. the time now is about 6 minutes to the top of the hour. who can forget this video of zebra and his pony pal running down the streets of new york city. the circus is ore and the owner in a cage of trouble. we will tell you all about that. christmas close-ups revealed. we are sharing your not so jolly meetings with good old saint nick.
a >> welcome back. two minutes until the top of the hour. we look at the good, bad and ugly. up first, the good. old st. nick.
a wealthy missouri man posed as secret santa and handing out hundred dollar billless to sandy victims. up next remember the jebr-- zebra and pony. the owner was slapped with fine that inspectors found in the zoo. a truck crashing in a fire hydrant in san diego sending a yegzer 30 feet in the hair. >> tiz the 16. thousands of families pose for the classic christmas card. sometimes things don't go as planned. >> send us your awesome christmas cards and photos. mooreland family e-mailed the photo. twins danielle and brandon not happy.